Blustery fall has arrived with the winds whipping down the streets and along with the errant papers, basketball goals being blown about; at least those portable ones that are really meant to be taken down and sent back to the garage every day! In fact, my neighbors have one that they purchased for their three boys and, just like most… Continue reading
“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On twenty-six occasions I have been entrusted to take the game’s winning shot … and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
To put success and the ultimate career achievements of Michael Jordan into perspective – he’s human… Continue reading
At this writing, 41 professional NBA basketball players are crossing the pond to go balling outside of America. Some are long-term deals, some have opt-out provisions.
Is it smart?
On one hand, the basketball players leaving the states during the ever-continuing lock-out will be playing in a competitive forum and keeping their skills hot.
That’s not to say… Continue reading
Basketball backboards are not created equal – and the disparity is important when choosing one for your family.
1. Get a strong frame
Even though some basketball goals may have the desirable ½-inch glass backboard, it is supported sandwiched in an aluminum frame. Aluminum is weak with a lot of flex in it. Therefore, rebound characteristics during play are… Continue reading
Shooting baskets and scoring points is a thrill – we all know that! But a winning record requires a good defense, too. And a good defense begins with the most important aspect of playing defense – a proper defensive stance.
That being said, a good fundamental defensive stance position does not take into account a player’s… Continue reading
It seems every day that you’re having to tell your kids to take the bucket off the dresser and bouncing the basketball off the walls. (One kid I know actually put a trashcan in the top drawer of a chest of drawers and used duct tape (!) to tape the drawer tight so the can would stay put …)… Continue reading
Something really interesting happens when a group of avid basketball fans watch a game – and it doesn’t matter when, what level or even what gender is being watched. I call it “remember when …” because those are the words that start sentences in those conversations.
Dedicated fans remember specific shots or fouls or events like shattering backboards like… Continue reading
Players are more likely to make the basket when they concentrate on the sweet spot on the goal – the shooting square.
The shooting square is, according to the official… Continue reading
When watching youngsters play basketball, have you ever noticed players who do only one of two things? They are either running – or standing. It’s like stop and go, stop and go and then, for something new, go and stop. Continue reading
Welcome to the Basketball Goal Store blog!
For hoop aficionados, every day is a great day to talk about basketball. And it’s always a great time to start a blog, but right now is an especially great time to start a blog about basketball!
Because it’s at this time of year, the talk moves into a more frenzied kind of conversation. We are, after all, gearing up for March